The Small Business Management program is run annually within the UWA MBA degree. It offers a free "spin-in" opportunity for small companies seeking to develop best practice management methods to assist with growth or the challenges of commercialisation. For established small firms, this program enables you to have a team of MBA students systematically work on assisting you with business development. You will also learn along with the students by participating on the workshops.
"Firstly I would like to thank you again for allowing myself and Bohr Industries to participate in the workshops for Small Business Management, the workshops have been a great learning opportunity for myself and great opportunity for Bohr Industries to identify the changes required to excel and develop further as a business."
Joshua Letcher, Bohr Industries
"Thank you for inviting me to the program. Originally I was as unsure as to the benefit that might accrue until the last day when the 3 students provided 3 grossly divergent “out of the box” concepts which literally knocked me off my chair. I can say that in the fullness of time I will be adopting one or all of those approaches - once I get past the “gap”. My involvement in this program has already been worthwhile and I expect will be ongoing."
Phil Fagen, Allpoints Building.
The program commences with an in-depth review of your firm's existing management systems, and then works through a series of action learning tasks benchmarked against best practice techniques. There are five full-days of workshops spread over three months. Usually from May to July. Course content includes:
Understanding the small business, its lifecycle, strategy and planning.
Creating customers and growth.
Managing money and people.
Managing operations, legal compliance and professional conduct.
Managing acquisition or exit, and the use of technology.
Cost: There is no cost to the industry project owner other than their time.